Magnolia liliflora

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Historical Use of Magnolia liliflora

Magnolia liliflora in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Xinyibao ÐÁÒÄ°ú Chinese Name (pinyin): Xinyi

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Common Name  :Magnolia Flower

Specific Name  : Flos magnoliae

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Collection  : The drug is collected in late winter and early spring before flowering, remove from branchlet and dried in the shade.

Description  : Flower of Magnolie biondii: Long ovoid like the tip of a writing brush, 1.2-2.5cm long, 0.8-1.5cm in diameter. Mostly the base with pedicel, about 5mm long, exhibiting whitish dotted lenticels. Bracts 2 - 3 layers, each layer two segments bearing small scaly buds between two layers of bracts, outer surface of bract densely covered with greyish green tomenta, inner surface brownish, glabrous. Parianth segment 9, brownish, outer ones 3, stripe shaped about ¼ in length of the inner ones. Sepaloid, inner ones 6, arranged in two whorls of 3. Stamens and pistils numerous, spirally arranged. Texture light and fragile, odour aromatic, taste pungent cool and slightly bitter.Flower of Magnolia denudata: 1.5-3cm long. 1 - 1.5cm in diameter. Base with stouter pedicel, lenticels brownish. Outer surface of the bract densely covered with greyish white or greyish green hairs. Parianth-segments 9, outer whorls and inner whorls honogenous.Flower of Magnolia sprengeri: 2 - 4cm long, 1-2cm in diameter, pedicels stout, lenticels red-brown. Outer surface of the bract densely covered with yellowish or yellowish green tomenta, sometimes the outer most bracts blackish brown after the hairs fallen off, parianth segments 10-12-15 less differentiated between the outer anf inner whorls.Assay: Carry out the method for determination of volatile oil (Appendix X D). It contains not less than 1.0% (ml/g) of volatile oil.

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Indication  : headache and nasal obstruction in colds; sinusitis with purulent discharge

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Dosage  : 3-9g

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Synonymns for Magnolia liliflora

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Magnolia liliflora

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Evidence or the Use of Magnolia liliflora in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Wen-Shu Wang, Xiao-Cong Lan, Hai-Bo Wu, Yao-Zhao Zhong, Jing Li, Ying Liu, Cong-Cong Shao
Lignans from the flower buds of Magnolia liliflora Desr.
Planta Med.: 2012, 78(2);141-7
[PubMed:22025343] [] [DOI] (I p)

Hua Wang, Zhi-yun Ouyang, Hua Zheng, Yu-fen Ren, Fu-yuan Gao
[Magnolia liliiflora whole-tree sap flow in response to multiple environmental variables in Beijing].
Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao: 2011, 22(3);571-6
[PubMed:21657009] [] (P p)

Vivek K Bajpai, Jung In Yoon, Sun Chul Kang
Antioxidant and antidermatophytic activities of essential oil and extracts of Magnolia liliflora Desr.
Food Chem. Toxicol.: 2009, 47(10);2606-12
[PubMed:19635519] [] [DOI] (I p)

V K Bajpai, A Rahman, N T Dung, M K Huh, S C Kang
In vitro inhibition of food spoilage and foodborne pathogenic bacteria by essential oil and leaf extracts of Magnolia liliflora Desr.
J. Food Sci.: 2008, 73(6);M314-20
[PubMed:19241564] [] [DOI] (P p)

Lei Shi, Jin-mei Wang, Wen-yi Kang
[Analysis of volatile constituents in two species of genus Magnolia by HS-SPME-GC-MS].
Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi: 2008, 33(12);1429-33
[PubMed:18837349] [] (P p)



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